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Latin American Studies

We are a specialist centre for research and teaching in Latin American Studies. Our base in the vibrant multinational city of Liverpool gives us close links with the Hispanic and Latin American world.

Masters courses

Postgraduate research opportunities

Student studying

PhD hub

  • Visit our PhD hub to find out about our PhD programmes, studentships and more.
  • Find out about our current PhD students and their research topics.
  • Contact our staff to discuss possibilities for supervision of your research project.


Why study with us?

  • Spanish and Portuguese language at both Beginners' and Advanced Level
  • Classes taught by native speakers
  • Fully-equipped Language Lounge for private study
  • Language Laboratory exercises, including interpreting
  • An enriched student experience through our collaboration with the Regional Centre for American Studies (North West)
  • One of the best-resourced Latin American library collections in the UK.

Year abroad

In Year 3 you will spend at least seven months on a year abroad working or studying in a Latin American country. 


Our research strengths in Latin American Studies include:

  • Contemporary Politics and International Relations
  • History (Socio-political and Cultural-Early Modern through to Contemporary)
  • Literature
  • Socio-Anthropology
  • Film (Spanish American and Brazilian)
  • Critical Theory and Gender Studies
  • Cyberculture and counter-culture. 
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